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Albanian PM slams restaurateur after viral video of him punching windshield of Spanish tourists

By Paulina Dedaj

An Albanian restaurant owner was heavily criticized by the country's prime minister as a “barbarian” after a shocking video purportedly showed him clinging to a car and punching through its windshield following a dispute with a group of Spanish tourists.

Albanian PM slams restaurateur after viral video of him punching windshield of Spanish tourists

By Paulina Dedaj

An Albanian restaurant owner was heavily criticized by the country's prime minister as a “barbarian” after a shocking video purportedly showed him clinging to a car and punching through its windshield following a dispute with a group of Spanish tourists.

Migrants stranded off coast of Italy β€˜going mad,’ jump ship in desperate attempt to reach shore

By Stephen Sorace

Migrants stranded aboard a Spanish rescue ship for 19 days in the Mediterranean Sea have resorted to jumping into the ocean in desperate attempts to swim ashore after Italy’s continued refusal to open its ports.

Migrants stranded off coast of Italy β€˜going mad,’ jump ship in desperate attempt to reach shore

By Stephen Sorace

Migrants stranded aboard a Spanish rescue ship for 19 days in the Mediterranean Sea have resorted to jumping into the ocean in desperate attempts to swim ashore after Italy’s continued refusal to open its ports.

Connecticut man accused of killing Anguilla hotel worker says he'd 'do it again'

By Barnini Chakraborty

The Connecticut man about to stand trial in Anguilla for killing a resort worker maintained Monday that he was defending himself and his daughters from a "crazed and desperate" attacker and said he's looking forward to clearing his name.

Connecticut man accused of killing Anguilla hotel worker says he'd 'do it again'

By Barnini Chakraborty

The Connecticut man about to stand trial in Anguilla for killing a resort worker maintained Monday that he was defending himself and his daughters from a "crazed and desperate" attacker and said he's looking forward to clearing his name.

Russia resumes sharing radiation data following missile explosion, says they're not obliged to do so

Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday.

Russia resumes sharing radiation data following missile explosion, says they're not obliged to do so

Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday.

France continues to flourish on EU arms sales market

By Michel Cabirol

An increasing number of EU member states is buying weapons 'made in France'. After its exports were high in 2018, France is even expected to top those numbers in 2019. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

Orange Polska unveils new 4K box

By Chris Dziadul

Orange customers in Poland who opt for the Orange TV service, as well as the Love package, can now choose a modern 4K decoder.

According to the company, the 4K Premium decoder (ICU100) or a 4K decoder (IWU200) with a multirecorder service includes live TV replay and seven day catch-up.

It also allows users to record an unlimited number of programmes, which can then be stored in the cloud and watched for 30 days.

The multirecorder service will be continually enriched with more channels and is also available to Orange TV Go customers.

Users of Orange’s Multi Premium service who use the 4K decoders will be able to watch programmes recorded on the multirecorder service on other devices.

Meanwhile, subscribers to Orange TV’s extended fibre optic packages will also receive access to the extensive film library of Paramount Pictures – Paramount Play, MTV, Comedy Central, Nick Jr and Nickelodeon.

Orange Polska unveils new 4K box

By Chris Dziadul

Orange customers in Poland who opt for the Orange TV service, as well as the Love package, can now choose a modern 4K decoder.

According to the company, the 4K Premium decoder (ICU100) or a 4K decoder (IWU200) with a multirecorder service includes live TV replay and seven day catch-up.

It also allows users to record an unlimited number of programmes, which can then be stored in the cloud and watched for 30 days.

The multirecorder service will be continually enriched with more channels and is also available to Orange TV Go customers.

Users of Orange’s Multi Premium service who use the 4K decoders will be able to watch programmes recorded on the multirecorder service on other devices.

Meanwhile, subscribers to Orange TV’s extended fibre optic packages will also receive access to the extensive film library of Paramount Pictures – Paramount Play, MTV, Comedy Central, Nick Jr and Nickelodeon.

Prima expands HbbTV service

By Chris Dziadul

The Czech broadcaster Prima has widened its HbbTV offer of children’s programmes and documentaries.

As a result, kids can now access over 1,000 fairy tales, while viewers interested in documentaries can chose from over 200 videos from an expanded Prima Zoom range.

In another innovation to Prima’s HbbTV service, users will find it easier to select programmes in the menu via the Red Button.

Commenting on the development, Daniel Grunt, director of new media at Prima, said: “Our goal is to provide users with even more entertainment, and that means more video content that is engaging, easily accessible and safe for the viewer. Of course, a long-term trend in online video ratings is in-house shows as well as children’s shows. HbbTV, available via the familiar red button on the remote, already hosts 90% of all children’s videos”.

Prima notes that all the videos are free to watch.

Prima expands HbbTV service

By Chris Dziadul

The Czech broadcaster Prima has widened its HbbTV offer of children’s programmes and documentaries.

As a result, kids can now access over 1,000 fairy tales, while viewers interested in documentaries can chose from over 200 videos from an expanded Prima Zoom range.

In another innovation to Prima’s HbbTV service, users will find it easier to select programmes in the menu via the Red Button.

Commenting on the development, Daniel Grunt, director of new media at Prima, said: “Our goal is to provide users with even more entertainment, and that means more video content that is engaging, easily accessible and safe for the viewer. Of course, a long-term trend in online video ratings is in-house shows as well as children’s shows. HbbTV, available via the familiar red button on the remote, already hosts 90% of all children’s videos”.

Prima notes that all the videos are free to watch.

New BBC Studios role for Zbigniew Pruski

By Chris Dziadul

Zbigniew Pruski has been appointed the commercial director for branded services, Central and Eastern Europe, BBC Studios.

At the same time, Pierre Cloete will take on the same role for sub-Saharan Africa. According to BBC Studios, the appointments follow the recent reorganisation of CEMA from general market management to a focus on specialist lines of business.

Both roles will report into Louise La Grange, SVP branded services commercial and will be responsible for delivering branded services revenue and profit across CEE and sub-Saharan Africa, in line with targets and growth ambitions and through expert client management and new business development.

Pruski, who will be based in Warsaw, takes up this new and expanded position for the region after a successful tenure as head of affiliate sales for BBC Studios in Poland, where he was responsible for developing strategic distribution initiatives for the BBC channel portfolio.

He joined BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide) in 2011 from Discovery Networks Central Europe where he was affiliate sales administration executive.

He began his TV career at distribution and management agency Program as the key account manager for broadcasters such as CNBC Europe, BBC Worldwide and NGC.

Commenting on the two appointments, Louise La Grange, said: “The appointments of commercial directors for sub-Saharan Africa and Central and Eastern Europe signals our on-going commitment to the African and CEE markets and a continued local presence on the ground. Pierre and Zbigniew have proven track records in the industry and I am confident that their local insight, expertise, and great relationships will give us the focus, consistency, and effectiveness we need to put us in the best position to achieve our ambitions for growth.”

New BBC Studios role for Zbigniew Pruski

By Chris Dziadul

Zbigniew Pruski has been appointed the commercial director for branded services, Central and Eastern Europe, BBC Studios.

At the same time, Pierre Cloete will take on the same role for sub-Saharan Africa. According to BBC Studios, the appointments follow the recent reorganisation of CEMA from general market management to a focus on specialist lines of business.

Both roles will report into Louise La Grange, SVP branded services commercial and will be responsible for delivering branded services revenue and profit across CEE and sub-Saharan Africa, in line with targets and growth ambitions and through expert client management and new business development.

Pruski, who will be based in Warsaw, takes up this new and expanded position for the region after a successful tenure as head of affiliate sales for BBC Studios in Poland, where he was responsible for developing strategic distribution initiatives for the BBC channel portfolio.

He joined BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide) in 2011 from Discovery Networks Central Europe where he was affiliate sales administration executive.

He began his TV career at distribution and management agency Program as the key account manager for broadcasters such as CNBC Europe, BBC Worldwide and NGC.

Commenting on the two appointments, Louise La Grange, said: “The appointments of commercial directors for sub-Saharan Africa and Central and Eastern Europe signals our on-going commitment to the African and CEE markets and a continued local presence on the ground. Pierre and Zbigniew have proven track records in the industry and I am confident that their local insight, expertise, and great relationships will give us the focus, consistency, and effectiveness we need to put us in the best position to achieve our ambitions for growth.”

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